Gender planning is not an end in itself but a means by which women, through a process of empowerment, can emancipate themselves. Ultimately, its success depends on the capacity of women's organizations to confront subordination and create successful alliances which will provide constructive support in negotiating women's needs at the level of household, civil society, the state and the global system.
Gender Planning and Development provides an introduction to an issue of primary importance and constant debate. It will be essential reading for academics, practitioners, undergraduates and trainees in anthropology, development studies, women's studies and social policy.
1. Introduction 2. Gender roles, the family and the household 3. Practical and strategic gender needs and the role of the state 4. Third World policy approaches to women in development 5. Towards gender planning 6. The institutionalization of gender planning 7. Operational procedures for implementing gender policies, programmes and projects 8. Training and strategies for gender planning 9. Towards an emancipation approach